Lauren Rumble @LaurenRumble2 - Principal Advisor, Gender and Chief of Gender and Rights Section, UNICEF
Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen - CEO, Plan International
Nicole Haberland - Senior Associate, Population Council
Papa Seck @PABSeck - Chief Statistician, UN Women
Twenty-five years after the world's leaders committed to transforming women's rights in the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA), girls still remain a missing piece of the roadmap towards gender equality. While tremendous progress has been made, there is still a long way to go and it is more important than ever to make sure girls are not left behind.
We know that during a girl’s lifecycle the years between ages 10 and 19 are increasingly recognised as the critical time to protect and promote their rights. In order to prevent girls from the double burden society places on them for being young and female, their contexts and contributions must be counted. Successful social and political transformation requires better data on girls' experiences, adequate planning, multi-stakeholder engagement and funding to drive norm change and build a world that girls deserve.
This event brings together leading voices in shaping the global political agenda for girls’ rights and shares innovations and initiatives that put them front and centre of current and future planning.